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Bon Jovi Still Has a Nice Day at Radio

Jon Bon Jovi performs at the Jon Bon Jovi & Kenneth Cole Curated Acoustic Concert
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Jon Bon Jovi performs at the Jon Bon Jovi & Kenneth Cole Curated Acoustic Concert during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 on February 12, 2015 in New York City.

Many of the band's hits still have a good name at adult top 40.

Bon Jovi may be a band without a label, but it still has a good name where radio is concerned.

The band’s hits are still very much wanted dead or alive, and remain in "gold" rotation on adult top 40. "Livin' on a Prayer” -- from its blockbuster 1986 album, Slippery When Wet -- for example, had 623 plays from Aug. 19 to 25 on stations monitored by Nielsen Music for Billboard.

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Four hits from that album -- which includes “Wanted Dead or Alive,” You Give Love a Bad Name,” and “Never Say Goodbye” -- are still heard regularly to this day. The follow-up album, 1988’s New Jersey, also fared well, with “I’ll Be There for You” and “Bad Medicine” rocking the airwaves.

"Runaway," the band’s very first hit from the group’s self-titled album, gets airplay action, too.  

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“Who Says You Can’t Go Home,” from 2005’s Have a Nice Day, is more than alright -- the song was played 323 times in the same period.

Here is the list:

Most-Played Bon Jovi Songs, Aug. 19-25, on all stations monitored by Nielsen Music for the Billboard Hot 100:

1, "Livin' On a Prayer" (623 plays)
2, "You Give Love a Bad Name" (515)
3, "Wanted Dead or Alive" (435)
4, "Who Says You Can't Go Home" (323)
5, "I'll Be There for You" (225)
6, "It's My Life" (176)
7, "Never Say Goodbye" (86)
8, "Runaway" (54)
9, "Bad Medicine" (43)
10, "Always" (39)

Research by Gary Trust

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